STM Subsidiary Inks $25 Million VSAT Contract with Brazil’s Prodemge

[Satellite TODAY 03-20-12] STM Group’s Brazilian teleport subsidiary Vodanet Telecommunicaceoes signed a $25 million contract with Companhia de Tecnologia da Informação do Estado de Minas Gerais (Prodemge) to deploy VSAT services at more than 3,000 locations for regional government health agencies, STM announced March 16.

   Vodanet will install a hub in Minas Gerais, Brazil, and will integrate it with Prodemge’s multi-service IP network platform. STM said Minas Gerais’ department of Health would be using the network to provide access to pharmacies, health offices, hospitals and many other facilities distributed throughout the region.
   “Using the latest VSAT technology as part of our integrated multi-service platform will allow us to provide seamless access to all the government sectors regardless of their service location,” Prodemge President Isabel Pereira de Souza said in a statement. “The network deployment will be managed closely by the state department of health. Having the ability to provide high speed IP connectivity wherever required will increase the public access to vital services provided by the department.”
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